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High Performance Leadership. It’s a Process.


Reflecting on what I’m thankful for this morning and noticing that there’s a pattern in the things I most appreciate.

A good cup of coffee
An hour long swim that clears my head
A clean, well tended yard
A warm, comfortable home
A family that can have kind and honest conversations
Work that is meaningful with a team of people who are committed to a common purpose

These are some of the things I LOVE! You probably have a list of the things that motivate you too. If you don’t, it may be a fun little exercise.

The element that runs through each of these favourite things, is that none of them can be created instantly. They all require a PROCESS for them to come to being.

Even the simplest item on this list, the cup of coffee, is a process. You may not have had to be a part of much or any of that process, but I promise you that there’s been a lot of time, money, effort and energy that went into that perfectly brewed coffee you picked up at the drive-through this morning.


The same is true for leadership.
There are leadership programs that tell you who you SHOULD be, as if imitating them will get you the results you are looking for.
This is the instant road.
Less effective.
Less rewarding.

The more grueling, rewarding path is to discover what you already bring, what might be hidden deep inside, to heal the wounds that keep us from really showing up, being brave, keeping our own skin on and asking for and creating what we need, want and hope for.
This is a process.
Not instant.
Very rewarding.
Very effective.

Because connection is an essential ingredient for all transformational growth, I need to ask two very important questions…..
Who do you have with you on your path to personal and professional development?

Are they individuals who agree with you at all times, people who see the world through the same lens as you, or someone who will sharpen you, as iron sharpens iron?

These days, many of us are looking for an easy fix…. meanwhile, the experience that we are seeking sits off to the side because we don’t have the patience to choose a path that requires a process.

What do you really want?

How could you get there?

Who might assist you?

Discover what is possible! Now’s the Time!

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One Eleven Grill shows off new renovations and some new menu creations



One of Red Deer’s favourite restaurants has put some major effort into updating their space and creating some new menu items. One Eleven Grill opened its doors in 2011 with as a fresh and innovative entry into the local dining scene.

They’ve recently completed renovations and spent considerable time and effort developing some tasty new menu items. Watch the video above to get an idea of what you’re in store for next time you head down to one of the city’s finest restaurants.

About One Eleven Grill: An inviting and stylish restaurant tucked into the heart of Red Deer just waiting for you to discover or rediscover.

Opened on the first day of November in 2011, One Eleven has been thoughtfully and skillfully preparing delicious food and drinks for Central Alberta for years.

Our passion is STEAK! We are committed to quality, serving only the very best locally-owned, grass fed Alberta Triple AAA Beef in both classic and unique cuts.

Our warm, inviting ambiance is the perfect backdrop for everything from a romantic evening, a gathering with friends and family and even a quiet business lunch during the week. We even feature live jazz every Friday and Saturday. Add in one of the best selections of wine in the region, and One Eleven will set the perfect tone for your weekend.

At One Eleven we’re committed to your total satisfaction and we celebrate the people and food of Red Deer and Central Alberta every day.

For amazing food, great music and good times with family and friends, keep One Eleven in mind.

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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Business of the Year



Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Business of the Year Awards

The Business of the Year Awards are organized by the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and held annually in conjunction with Small Business Week.

The Business Awards are presented, in five categories, to exceptional businesses within the Red Deer area. All companies, Chamber members and non-members, are eligible for nomination for an award in their respective category.

“We have organizations doing extraordinary work in our community and far too often their accomplishments and charitable activities go unrecognized. Our entrepreneurs and businesses are incredibly humble so it gives of great pleasure to be able to recognize them” said Rick More, CEO of the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Business of the Year Awards in the following categories: 1-10 employees, 11-20 employees, 21+ employees, Young Entrepreneur and Non-Profit. Nominations can be submitted from the online nominations form. The deadline for application submission is July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm.

The Business of the Year Awards will be held on October 16, 2019 at the RDC Arts Centre & Foyer.

The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is a collaborative leader in building a vibrant community and fosters an environment where businesses can lead, be innovative, sustainable, and grow.

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